Someone (not me) might have neglected to remember their sister’s 50th birthday and so I took a couple of days off of my secret project to work on a gift for her. I’m really pleased with the way it turned out, so much so that I’m sad to see it go. Hopefully, she’ll enjoy wearing it as much as I enjoyed making it (there’s a little trepidation because she’s a jewelry artist).
I thought I would go ahead and share the pattern with everyone. Don’t be intimidated by the use of crochet thread instead of yarn. It takes a little getting used to but works up really quickly and simply once you get the hang of it. And, as always, feel free to comment if you have any questions!
Water Lily Lace Bracelet Pattern
No. 20 Cotton Thread (Light Blue)
No. 20 Cotton Thread (Dark Blue)
.90 mm hook
sewing thread in dark blue and white
clasp of choice
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
Picot – chain 3, slip stitch in 1st chain made
Flower (make 3)
ch 5, slip stitch to join
Rnd1: ch 2, 11 hdc in ring, sl st to join -12sts
Rnd2: (ch 6, sl st in next 2 sts) repeat ( ) around 6 times
Rnd3: [(In loop, sc, hdc, 2 dc, tr, picot, tr, 2 dc, hdc, sc), sl st in space between loops] repeat [ ] around – 6 petals
Fasten Off & Weave in Ends
Leaf (make 12)
Row1: Starting on 2nd ch from hook – sc, hdc, dc, dc, tr, dc, dc hdc, sc, ch 1
Working on opposite side of chain – sc, hdc, dc, dc, tr, dc, dc, hdc, sc
Slip stitch in 1st sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Pin leaves and flowers flat and starch rather heavily.
Once dry, sew together – with dark blue sewing thread – using whip stitch & straight stitch, being careful to work through crochet stitches instead of over them, so sewing thread will not show through on finished piece. Attach pearls by threading white sewing thread through the center of pearl and pulling both threads through center hole of flower. Tie a knot and weave ends through crochet stitches of flower, being sure to knot securely to flower.
To create strap for clasp, chain desired length & half double crochet across. (Average women’s wrist size is 7.5 inches) Instead of weaving in ends, use to attach clasp to strap with knot and then weave ends into strap. Sew straps to the back of bracelet.
I hope you enjoy! If I have left anything unclear, please do let me know and I’ll try to clarify or correct!